At the Golden Gate Bridge, the Pacific Ocean crept seven inches higher during the past century, as global warming melted glaciers and expanded ocean waters.According to the article, rising waters are proceeding at a pace equal to the worst-case scenarios predicted by scientist, which translates to a three-foot rise within a century.
This is disturbing news for anyone who lives near a coastal area, which includes a growing percentage of the world's population.
The number of people living within 60 miles of coastlines will increase by about 35 percent compared to 1995, the mapmakers say.One more indication of how inexplicable human behavior can be...
This type of migration will expose 2.75 billion people to coastal threats from global warming such as sea level rise and stronger hurricanes in addition to other natural disasters like tsunamis. A reminder of the risks of seaside living came this week in the form of a tsunami that killed at least 350 people and devastated many on Indonesia's Java Island.